Jul 12, 2007 11:37am
Re: Flash versions of most movies: pls comment
prolly more info than you want, but.... ;-)
short answer is 4:3 should display and act just as they used to and the deriver changes won't affect them.
so let's talk just flash for now...
what we do is see if the film's "square pixel dimensions"
are 4:3 ratio (or w/i 90% of it).
if so, we make a square pixel 320x240 flash vid.
if not, we "stretch" the width out wider and make a flash vid of a dimension that preserves the aspect ratio.
so for 16:9, we'd make a 426x240 flash vid.
finally, when we make the "flash window" (if you will), we
size it to be 600x240 and say to the plugin "fit the video into that window, while preserving aspect ratio").
so 16:9 vids would "expand" to 426x240, 4:3 vids would "expand" to 320x240.
other sizes are possible/fine, too, eg:
for films that are narrower than 320x240, we are still
doing the old behaviour of stretching wrongly to 320x240
(because i want to make sure this all works before tackling